Oregon Fans can learn how to Protect Joints and their Lives!

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Joint injury, especially early in life, increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis later in life. Knowing exactly what happens during joint injury may help you understand its relationship to osteoarthritis.  The goal, though, is to shift the focus to joint protection and prevention of joint injury.  If joint injury can be prevented, the risk of osteoarthritis decreases. It is fairly …

Discovery of New Knee Ligament Could Change Injury Treatment and Recovery!

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How would you feel to know that a significant part of your body was likely unknown to doctors who were treating an injury you suffered?  Probably, surprise and then, perhaps, dismay!  Further, how would you like to find out that after successful surgery and rehabilitation, your knee sometimes gives way?  This can just as easily happen to the weekend superhero as …

Finnish Study: Common Arthroscopic Surgery Ineffective!

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(FishDuck Note: This article holds astounding news for many of us “greybeards” who contend with knee problems as we age.  Our own “NeuroDocDuck,” in the personage of Dr. Jacob Driesen, is writing for us to help us learn about sports injuries AND the proper treatments.  This contribution could impact how the UO looks at knee injuries in the future!) We …

Defining the Head Injuries That Could Impact the NCAA’s Court Battle

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It’s the dark cloud on the horizon for the NCAA: Concussions.  Two former NCAA athletes are already suing the NCAA over its handling of concussions, and with a U.S. District Judge rejecting the NFL’s $765 million settlement with its players, many speculate that a similar day in court could be had for the NCAA. But how is a concussion defined? …

Sports Medicine: What Happens With Ankle Sprains?

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commons.wikimedia The ankle ligamentous sprain injury is the most common single type of acute sport trauma.  Over the years, various preventive strategies have been implemented. However, a recent epidemiology revealed that ankle sprain injuries still dominated in sport injury, as it accounted for 14% of all attendance in an accident and emergency department.  In the recent decade, the growing orthopaedic …

Sports Medicine: How Safe is Buying Supplements?

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Sports Medicine All You Wanted to Know About Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements In Part 4d of this series about Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements, we will explore dietary supplements used by all of us – athletes and nonathletes – for our health. It is an extension of Part 4b and will be the last article of this series. We include a …

Sports Medicine: What’s the Impact of Fish Oil?

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In this article, we will explore fish oil and Vitamin B-12 dietary supplements. We include a great deal of well-researched up-to-date medical information about the fish oil you may take, so that you can use it to get the most out of it, while using them safely. ‘Buyer Beware’ Information about Supplementation Most supplements are not tested adequately for efficacy, …

Sports Medicine: Supplements for the Rest of Us

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In Part 4b and in following articles in this series about Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements, we will explore dietary supplements used less often by athletes to improve performance. In addition, many non-athletes use these as well. We include a great deal of well-researched up-to-date medical information about some of the supplements you may take, so that you can make …

Sports Medicine: Do We Need Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements?

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In this part and the following articles in this series about Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements, we will explore dietary supplements used less often by athletes to improve performance. In addition, many non-athletes use these as well.  We will also begin looking at supplements many of us may use, or have thought about trying.  This information will be very useful …

Sports Medicine: Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements

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In Part 3 of this series on Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutritional Supplements, we will explore some of the dietary supplements used by athletes to improve performance. Future articles will continue this discussion, as a full discussion of all of them would require a very long article.  In addition, many semi- and non-athletes may use these products as well. ‘Buyer Beware’ …

Sports Medicine: All You Wanted to Know About Sports Nutrition and Energy Production – Part 2

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Figure 1. Making good diagnoses. Figure 2. A Balanced diet is the best way to eat for energy and good health.   In Part 1 of this article, we discussed energy production, storage and expenditure.  Part 2 explores how we eat in order to the fuel energy process. We will look at the major constituents that lead to energy for …

Sports Medicine: All You Wanted to Know About Sports Nutrition and Energy Production – Part 1

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Sports nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet as it relates to athletic performance. It is concerned with the type and quantity of fluid and food taken by an athlete, and deals with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, supplements and organic substances such as carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. From the time when the ancient Greeks started the …